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Jan 13, 2010 1:00pm EST
the full support of the united states. we are working quickly to account for u.s. embassy personnel and their families in port-au-prince. as well as the many american citizens who live and work in haiti. >> mr. obama pointed dr. rajiv shah. dr. shah was sworn in to office last friday. the airport in haiti's capital, port-au-prince, fortunately not severely damaged. >> coordinated effort, focused very much on saving lives through aggressive search and rescue in urban -- urban environment for the next 72 hours. that will be the primary focus of our engagement. >> aid had begun to pour in. good morning, i'm andrea mitchel and we apologize for, obviously the technical problem was the wrong tape at the top of the program. as we go to the catastrophe in haiti today, the death toll in haiti may be far worse than originally feared. the haitian prime minister says that it could be well over 100,000 people. haitian senator went even further those numbers could not be verified by anybody in the u.s. government. haiti's president preval is calling it an unimaginable catastrophe. the national pa
MSNBC
Jan 14, 2010 1:00pm EST
that was -- we were able to help. >> a global response led by the united states. as american survivors jam the airport, desperate to get out, one graduate student with nbc's kerry sanders. >> i -- i was hoping i would die quickly instead of slowly, because i was stuck. but then they got me out. >> president obama mobilizes his cabinet, saying this is one of those moments that call out for american leadership. and he had this message to the people of haiti. >> to the people of haiti, be we say clearly and with conviction, you will not be foresaken. you will not be forgotten. in this, your hour of greatest need, america stands with you. the world stands with you. >> but with no power or communication, the people of haiti cannot see or hear him. >> nbc news has learned mr. obama has called former president george w. bush to team up with bill clinton and work on relief effort. secretary of state hillary clinton after canceling her trip to the pacific flew back overnight to washington. >> we are expecting, you know, a great number of fatalities and serious injuries. we know it's going to be in
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2010 1:00pm EST
learned the united states military is now distributing first aid in a massive effort to help haiti. the situation there is growing more desperate by the minute. but the race to get aid inside haiti is being complicated by major obstacles, most notably, the lack of infrastructure, the death toll now estimated at 50,000 to 100,000 by some aid groups, u.n. peacekeepers say more security will be needed as people grow increasingly desperate. >>> the opponent gone announced today as many as 10,000 troops will be on the ground there by monday. 40 search and rescue teams from around the world are on the ground already. >>> friends and relatives are digging with bare hands to help rescue their loved ones. survivors are flooding the airport, hoping to get a flight out. 450 americans have already been evacuated. >>> good day. i'm andrea mitchell in washington. let's get right to those breaking developments coming out of haiti. president obama is expected to make a statement any moment from the diplomatic reception room. see the platform, podium there for him on the response to the crisis. nbc
MSNBC
Jan 8, 2010 1:00pm EST
to speculate. >> if there are no guarantees that they'll be treated up to the standards that the united states believes -- >> i don't want to get into a public back and forth on something. we're just not going to discuss it. >> mr. brennan himself said they were in the custody of the yemeni government. is that still true, robert? >> i told christy the other day, i'm not going to get into that here. >> robert gibbs, briefing from the white house. he said, of course, the disappointing job numbers are something to take into account and said that the president will simply have his statement, no questions to be taken, when he talks about the economy in the next hour. right now on "andrea mitchell reports," president obama tries to pivot to the economy in the wake of another negative monthly jobs report. >>> labor secretary coming up this hour. >>> all eyes on the first public appearance of christmas day terror suspect, umar farouk abdulmutallab is in a courthouse, awaiting arraignment. we'll have a live report. >>> what is the political fallout from the president's administration's report on the in
MSNBC
Jan 18, 2010 1:00pm EST
other countries being concerned because the united states, usair force is, at the request of the haitian government, running all the flight ops at the airport itself and some of the other countries complaining that american planes were getting precedence. and also that u.s. officials were going in and out. now, i can attest to the fact that u.s. officials are going in and out on relief planes and not taking any room away from the cargo that's being loaded. >> and as are a variety of officials, ban ki-moon yesterday, president clinton and others today. and we are incorporating them into the flow. look, from where we were at the beginning of this disaster with 20 to 30 flights we're now up to 100. we've doubled or tripled the amount of the operation at the airport. and this is critical, because this is, right now, the lifeline from the rest of the world into haiti. we're looking for other ways of expanding that. there have been a small number of diversions, primarily because you have airplanes stacked up. if an airplane breaks on the ground or takes longer on the ground, obviously there's
MSNBC
Jan 28, 2010 1:00pm EST
to take this trial somewhere else. and there are other places to try it in the united states, which are more remote, which are much less a target and would be much less, i think, squatting ground for very unfortunate propaganda all over the world. >> in fact, let me follow up on that. you know, as someone who follows intelligence more closely than anyone in congress, you know that new york is the number one symbolic target of value, long-range value for decades now for al qaeda, at least since the 1993 attack, first attack on the world trade center. >> yes. >> let's just stipulate that new york is always, whether or not there are immediate threats, always has a lot of background noise. where else in the united states could this trial be held or should they revert to military commissions and not hold a civilian trial? >> i'm not going to go into it at this point. i think the dynamic has changed now, and i think that the administration ought to listen to the mayor, listen to the mayor's concern and candidly make a change. there is nothing wrong with making a change. the administration
MSNBC
Jan 4, 2010 1:00pm EST
france has joined the united states and great britain in closing their embassies in yemen amidst reportsative new strike against suspected al qaeda targets in yemen. meanwhile, new restrictions on flights back here in the united states, including 14 countries labeled by the state department as prone to terrorism. nbc news justice correspondent pete williams, and president of good harbor consulting roger cressey. in new york, michael sheehan, all joining us. first to you, pete. what's happening right now? the latest information and what it means for air travelers, in particular. >> the latest information is that airports around the world are slow to follow this new rule which went into effect at midnight last night. it says all passengers who are from or who are traveling through this dozen or so countries that are considered high risk must undergo secondary screening. they must either be patted down or go through one of these full-body imaging screenings and their carry on luggage must be fully inspected. they have to open it up and look at it. more random screening where they'll
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2010 1:00pm EST
units up while the united states was waiting for the "uss comfort" for the ship to arrive. that's ten days sailing from baltimore, stocking up and another five or six days sailing. why didn't the pentagon respond with mobile military units? >> reporter: i don't know why the pentagon didn't respond by "the comfort," it should be recalled took on passengers who were air lifted from aircraft carriers and other sources before they reached the port here in port-au-prince. 550 medical staff on the "uss comfort" have been doing critical surgery to save a lot of lives. they're here and also, as you know, andrea, so many volunteer and medical staff that the issue is getting people to that help that is available or getting the help to the people, whether they're in these impromptu tent cities, they're not finding an easy way to get to the help. there's so much help on the island that's not getting to the people still. >> because of those bottlenecks, i can tell you that in talking to people on the hill over the weekend, democrats as well as republicans, are becoming increasingly concerned that
MSNBC
Jan 5, 2010 1:00pm EST
/11 attacks were planned both in the united states and in germany. we haven't been targeting america or germany as places that are countries of special interest. it's one of these issues where you want to be realistic about the threat but you also want to be very, very, very hard nosed in asking questions about whether what we're doing is just to make us feel better, just to make us seem like we're doing something tough or whether it's really going to work. >> wasting time and taking effort away from the real bad guys. >> right. >> speaking of real bad guys, let's talk about uganda. you have done exclusive reporting. you have another guest tonight, bob hunter, on the anti-homosexual bill of 2009. explain what the bill does and what efforts you've now been able to make. also the link to american enk l el -- evangelicals, threatening them with capital punishment. >> that's right, andrea. countries around the world have incredibly draconian homosexual laws. it would establish the death penalty in some cases for people who are gay. it is so draconian it says any ugandan anywhere in the
MSNBC
Jan 6, 2010 1:00pm EST
the united nations reconvenes the united states will push for economic sanctions that they have threatened? >> i think that working with our partners and working throughout the international community, we will take steps and develop what those consequences are and move those forward. >> when do you want to reconvene? >> i don't know the exact date that will be. understanding we have begun and have begun even before the end of the year. initial discussions both within the administration on what can be done and as well as with our international partners. >> i want to follow up on a comb the president made on one of the interviews the president gave right before hawaii. i forget whether it was npr or pbs. he was asked about the fact that the minority in the senate has required the closure, i believe, more than ever before. and what he thought should be done about it. there are -- measures that would require a change of the rules would be one -- require 67 -- don't have. one on reversing the nuclear option which might cause serious damage to the senate. the other is a bill offered by senator h
MSNBC
Jan 7, 2010 1:00pm EST
of the united states, by the very tenor of his remarks, toughness, anger in his voice, suggesting this is a terrible foul-up validated the republican criticism about their response to this. so i think it does validate the republican position. quite frankly, when you get to the bottom of it, americans were very upset of what looked like was going to happen in detroit, 300 bodies all over the landscape and sort of the system worked attitude. >> it's one thing to say the system screwed up, it was created by democrats and republicans under george w. bush, the system of too many layers. let me just make this point. it's one thing to say that the system has screwed up or that the people involved didn't do a good enough job, that there were human errors. it's another thing to say that the president of the united states doesn't care, doesn't worry, that it's not his top priority. that's the criticism that i think people are objecting to, that you say that this president doesn't care about defending the united states. >> i think that clearly goes too far. he does care about whether people
MSNBC
Jan 12, 2010 1:00pm EST
who are running this country to include the president of the united states, to include democrats on the hill, to include members of the congressional black caucus who are saying, look, this man -- yes, he said the wrong things, but this man gets a grade a for his work in -- on issues of race and the urban community. so, it's one hand may outweigh the other. i don't know. but inartful, yes. it's an issue of race that's very sensitive. >> it certainly dates him. >> reporter: yes. >> chris, let's look at some of the democratic and republican response. here is senator ensign, who really is splitting with the republican demands for his head. watch. >> the democrats, i thought, were really wrong a few years ago, with an they did to trent lott, and we shouldn't -- you know, we shouldn't do the same thing to senator reid. >> of course, ensign has problems of his own. may not be the best example. >> context does matter. >> the first democrat to really split rank, elected democrat. let's watch what russ feingold had to say. >> very unfortunate. should never have been said. i really am disa
MSNBC
Jan 22, 2010 1:00pm EST
citizens who really can't afford drugs and doing something that affects every american in the united states of america and many people who don't belong in the united states of america and do it in a way that even the actuaries of the current administration admit would be not only costly but pu put us in tremendous debt. there's a real difference between the two. on the other hand, i wish we hadn't done that in the sense of not paying for it. but, to be honest with you, what a lot of people miss is i've been in the senate 33 years. there hasn't been one day, except for republican leadership, reagan, bush one, bush two, where they had a fiscal majority in the senate. all-liberal democrats that we've never really been able to get things paid for. at least they're trying to do that. how do you do that when you increase the budget 12% on just discreti discretionary items alone this year? that's what the democrats are doing. that's what they always do. >> briefly i want to ask you about the president's proposals on bank regulation, because one of the things that he's doing is banks will no longer
MSNBC
Jan 27, 2010 1:00pm EST
frustrated, of course they should be frustrated. he's the president of the united states and so i think that what he's looking for to tonight is having taunt to speak directly to the american people, tumultuous year we had in the past, and point the direction moving forward and give them the reasons why they should continue to be hopeful. you know, being hopeful and looking forward for positive direction is not easy. and i think that, you know the president's words in the course of the campaign is just because i believe in hope and resilience of american people, that doesn't mean this is going to be easy. it also doesn't mean the world turns ain just one year. this is going to be a long road ahead. i think you can take confidence in our resilience and his ability to lead us out of a very tough time. >> you have such divisions even in the democratic party between bernie sanders who i just interviewed who was very happy with the populist barack obama who showed up in ohio last week. and not so happy with the barack obama supporting ben bernanke's reconfirmation. had you dinner along with
MSNBC
Jan 29, 2010 1:00pm EST
of the united states. >> god bless the united states of america. >> on "andrea mitchell reports," we've n seen an extraordinary confrontation between the president of the united states and several leading members of the republican caucus, led by mike pence, who some say have presidential ambitions of his own down the road. there were awkward moments, to say the least, joined now by senator rock be feller, democrat from west virginia. i don't think there's been a meeting between the president and house caucus, we never anticipated there would be this much back and forth and the president clearly is not having any of those precooked questions, which were, as he put it, sounded more like talking points. was there any communication there? do you think that that advanced anything in the direction of bipartisan conversation, which is what the american people overwhelmingly want, according to every poll? >> it certainly is what the american people overwhelmingly want. to be honest with you, i didn't hear all of it -- i just heard the end of it. but what i heard didn't make me more hopeful. it's one o
MSNBC
Jan 11, 2010 1:00pm EST
in 2002. >> well, of course, the president of the united states at that time suggested that senator lott step down. the president of the united states in this case has actually accepted senator reid's apology. the context and circumstances couldn't be more vastly different. trent is a very dear friend of mine and i was sympathetic to his situation as well. but, clearly, the context, the circumstances were different than they are today. >> is it just the politics of it? is it the fact that democrats need harry reid and the republicans didn't want -- pragmatically thought trent lott wasn't helping the republican party? is it just politics or an issue of race and racial sensitivities? >> i think the circumstances were a lot different. the president was the person that was the subject of the comment, and the president himself has personally accepted senator reid's apology and has urged him to continue to fight on. and he'll do that, clearly. the president knows what an important ally senator reid is and also knows that the president himself has experienced circumstances where he could have w
MSNBC
Jan 21, 2010 1:00pm EST
care ace lot about the role -- about fixing poverty in the united states. i just don't see him rebuilding a political career. that doesn't mean he can't have some public career. >> i hear you. you also have a great piece in politico about obama's first year, what went wrong. three major mistakes by the administration that you lay out. what are they? >> well, one of them was reading the 2008 election as a sign that something seismic, that is, something long-lasting and fundamental had happened to the ideological balance of power in the united states. i think the obama people believed our view in favor -- for robust government action -- in other words, the more liberal side of the argument now has the upper hand. that turned out not to be true. i don't think the country has made a fundamental ideological shift, still very much a centrist country. when they're nervous about things, as they are now about the country, the pendulum swings back and forth. that's one of them. the other is assuming barack obama, the power of his personal appeal would allow him to transcend the usual rul
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